Happy birthday 186 years old FFL
9/10 March is the 186th birthday of our dear old lady the FFL. Although some may argue (perhaps justly) that the Legion was created on the 10th of March 1831 and not the 9th, most history books will agree with them and you will be given this date during history lessons of the Legion in Castel.
The Legion was founded by a royal ordinance from King Louis Philippe I On the 9th and the ordnance document signed on the 10th March.
Combined fighting force commanded by French officers, the French foreign Legion consists of NCO’s and legionnaires serving under “à titre étranger” status from the FFL official site: